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Restructuring and M&A - German Employment Law Guide

The employment law guide explains the rules of the game for international restructuring projects and transactions in Germany. It sets out in an easily accessible manner the various subjects of relevance in English, whilst at the same time providing a practical and straightforward overview. 

It also offers bilingual sample employment documents, wording examples, overviews, timetables, excerpts from relevant legal texts and a glossary of key terms. This is rounded off by aspects of corporate and insolvency law. The book is specially intended for executives, HR managers, lawyers and advisers, providing these professionals with an efficient aid and reference in their day-to-day work. 


The authors are lawyers and members of the employment law practice at Allen & Overy LLP. They have many years of experience in providing employment law advice to national and international companies and employers. 


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Understanding American and German Business Cultures

A manager's guide to the cultural context in which American and German companies operate.

This useful guidebook is the only intercultural text that explains the different organizational behaviors between Germany and the United States. The comparative method is used so that the reader is able to immediately grasp where the differences are and become conscious of his or her own national uniqueness an ideal tool for overcoming intercultural misunderstandings. Whether German or American, this book will stimulate your understanding of both sides to an increasingly important partnership-equation. Examples are drawn from both the United States and Germany. Interactive case studies and checklists confirm the main points. A reading list guides you to further learning.

by Patrick L. Schmidt

2005, 112 S., DIN A5, English


Originally published by Meridian World Press

EUR 33,20


To purchase the book, please fill out the PDF order form.    

Key Aspects of German Employment and Labour Law

This publication gives an overview of all key aspects of German labour and employment law as well as adjoining fields. Legal professionals with expert knowledge and long years of experience explain the legal basis of these aspects of German law, point out typical practical problems and suggest solutions to those problems. Additionally, examples are given on how to best manage legal pitfalls to minimize risks. This book will especially help foreign in-house counsels and human resources managers at international companies to understand the complex legal regulations concerning labour and employment law in Germany.

All three editors of the book, Dr. Jens Kirchner, Pascal R. Kremp and Michael Magotsch, are experienced legal professionals at the Frankfurt office of DLA Piper, one of the largest legal services providers in the world (www.dlapiper.com), with national and multinational clients. Their experience includes the management of cross-border restructurings, outsourcing and transfer of undertaking measures, as well as the management of national and multi-jurisdictional merger & acquisitions projects, including post-merger integration processes.

Kirchner, Jens; Kremp, Pascal R.; Magotsch, Michael (Eds.)

1st Edition., 2010, XXI, 250 p., Hardcover

ISBN: 978-3-642-00677-7


For more information, please contact:

 Dr. Jens Kirchner

Dr. Jens Kirchner
Westhafenplatz 1
60327 Frankfurt/M

Live the American Way of Life! – Thanks to the guide-book “The American Dream”

Live the American Way of Life! – Mit dem Ratgeber “Der amerikanische Traum”

Viele träumen von einem Arbeitsaufenthalt oder einer Auswanderung in die USA. Doch dazu brauchen Sie eine GreenCard oder ein Visum – und dieses Buch!

Das Standardwerk für alle USA-Auswanderer und Amerika-Fans erscheint nun bereits in der vierten, komplett aktualisierten Auflage: Dieser Leitfaden führt kompetent durch das Dickicht der US-Einwanderungsgesetze und zeigt, wie man an eine der begehrten GreenCards kommt, ein Visum erlangt oder ein Unternehmen in den USA gründet. Er bietet Hilfe bei allen Aspekten des Auswanderns, von der Arbeits- oder Studienplatzsuche, der Vorbereitung des Umzugs über die soziale Absicherung und Steuergesetzgebung bis hin zum Alltag vor Ort.

Zahlreiche Beispiele, ein umfangreicher Adressteil und weiterführende Informationsquellen machen das Buch zu einem wertvollen Begleiter auf dem Weg in das Land der unbegrenzten Möglichkeiten.

Die Herausgeber

Holger Zimmermann studierte Betriebswirtschaft an der Universität Berkeley in Kalifornien sowie an der FU Berlin. Zudem machte er eine Ausbildung zum Bankkaufmann bei der Deutschen Bank. Er ist seit 1996 Geschäftsführer bei The American Dream.

Marcus Sieber studierte Rechts- und Betriebswirtschaft an der FU Berlin und spezialisierte sich auf das US-Einwanderungsrecht. Er absolvierte diverse Arbeitsaufenthalte in den USA. Gemeinsam mit H. Zimmermann gründete er 1996 die Firma The American Dream, deren Geschäftsführer er bis heute ist.

Das Buch

Holger Zimmermann / Marcus Sieber
Der amerikanische Traum
Mit GreenCard oder Visum in die USA
4., komplett überarbeitete Auflage 2012
592 Seiten, Broschur
€ 24,99 (D) / € 25,60 (A) / sFr 47,50 UVP
ISBN: 978-3-86881-330-2


Many dream of working or living in the United States. But to do so you need a green card or a visa – and this book!

The essential compendium for immigrants to the United States and America fans sets out how to deal with complex U.S. immigration laws and visa regulations. The guide, now in its fourth edition, explains how to obtain the desired green card, a U.S. visa or how to establish a business in the United States.

The guide gives valuable tips on all aspects of immigration, such as student life, finding a job, preparing for moving, negotiating social security or tax legislation, and provides essential information about everyday life.

Various examples, an extensive address section and detailed sources of information make it a valuable guide for your way to the “the land of opportunity”.


Holger Zimmermann studied business administration at the University of California, Berkeley and the Freie Universität Berlin. In addition he completed a course of training as a banking officer at Deutsche Bank. Since 1996 H. Zimmermann is CEO at The American Dream.

Marcus Sieber studied business administration and law at the Freie Universität Berlin and specialized in U.S. immigration law. Moreover he did multiple work visits to the United States. Together with H. Zimmermann he founded The American Dream in 1996, where he remains CEO.


For more information, please contact Katarina Strehober at ks(at)americandream.de or +49 (0)30 417484-23.

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